That Awkward Moment is a cliche movie that holds predictable scenarios for the audience. While Jason and Daniel have been the womanizers of the group since college, Mikey was the one who was married by 23. He left the dating game shortly after college, but fast forward a few years and Mikey's marriage crumbles when he finds out his wife is cheating on him. Now single for the first time since his early college days, his best friends Jason and Daniel vow that they will stay single with him. The bromance comes to a halt when each of the guys finds someone and the plan of staying single together is no longer the game plan.
Jason is played by teen heart throb Zac Efron. Jason has always viewed women as nothing buy objects and is afraid to get close with them, until one night he meets a woman in a bar who changes all of that for him. What happens when a one night stand turns into something more then what Jason expected? A cliche.
Mikey, played by Michael B. Jordan, is trying to figure out how to play the game since he has been out of it for so long. With pressure from his friends to move on from his broken marriage, he still wants to work things out with his wife. Keeping his friends in the dark about his plans, Mikey is the character who travels through the highs and the lows of separation and the new world of dating.
Daniel, played by Miles Teller, is the goofy cute friend of the group. Daniel just wants to have a good time with the girls, and when he's not with the girls he wants to hang out and play Xbox with the boys. Daniel has two wing men, but he also has a wing woman named Chelsea, played by Mackenzie Davis. What happens when Daniel comes to find that the woman who has been helping him get girls all these years is really the girl for him? A cliche.
While this movie had high hopes for a solid script and laugh out loud moments, it left a so so taste in my mouth. While there were funny moments, the script fell flat for the most part. It was a movie that provided little to no backstory and the characters that came off of the script were stereotypical. Instead of seeing a movie about three single guys in New York City, I watched a movie about three guys go against everything they stood for which in turn made it like every other movie out there. Also any movie that holds a conversation about how a character should do a big grand gesture like they do in the movies is an automatic loss.
While Efron may have been the main character, it was hard to see him in sex scenes and drinking as if it was the prohibition. At 26 years old he is still trying to stray away from his brand of teen heart throb, but the new Efron is hard to get used to. Also this movie did nothing to showcase his acting. Instead he put himself in a role Matthew McConaughey would have played circa 2001. Sadly this movie does not have the makings to be a classic like How To Loose a Guy in 10 Days.
The breakout star of this movie was Teller. Teller began to make a name for himself when he played Willard in the Footloose reboot three years ago, and since then he has been doing a string of movies. Every line out of Teller's mouth provided laughs to the audience and he was the only realistic and relatable character in the film.
While the movie may be filled with eye candy, it is one that you should watch once it hits OnDemand.